TATTENHALL only had themselves to blame as visitors Bredbury took the win in Division Two.

It was a mixed affair as Tom Hyslop’s 1-17 was the best the home side could really muster in the bowling attack.

Bredbury brothers Paul and Chris Wood were instrumental with a partnership of 85 – Paul posting a score of 77 runs overall. Both, however, were lucky not to have walked midway through their innings.

After Paul’s dismissal, incoming batsman Rick Keyworth’s score of 53, and the decision by Bredbury to declare on 242-4, left Tattenhall needing to produce a strong batting performance to reach their target.

Initially, this looked achievable. But they were undone by a mixture of poor shot selections, and fine bowling and fielding from Bredbury.

Sulli Raja and Chris Wood’s bowling figures of 3-40 and 2-12 respectively stood out.

Robin Mulvihill valiantly tried to recoup his bowling losses, although his 26no could not prevent his side ending on 156 all out.

Middlewich kept up their winning run with a two-wicket win against MALPAS at Haddon Field.

Wicket-keeper Keith Rickett hit 111 and John Suckley 44no in the South Cheshire side’s tally of 218-6.

Jamie Williams then fell two runs short of a century in reply for Middlewich, backed by skipper James Cornford (66) in a stand of 151 for the second wicket. Mark Goldsmith returned 4-40.